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Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907

Posted by Jim Rector on June 29, 2011

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’

-Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Thursday links

Posted by Jim Rector on October 22, 2009

Links to stories I find interesting.

U.S. Said to Order Deep Pay Cuts at Bailed-Out Companies.
Is this even Constitutional?

For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking
Yeah, like that will work.

White House makes ‘enemies’ of Bush allies
“When you’re on their side, it’s all OK, but if you’re not, they rain hell down on you,”

China’s push for oil in Gulf of Mexico puts U.S. in awkward spot
Why do we still consider them allies?

Devastating drop in job approval numbers for Obama in new Gallup survey
Backing him into a corner – he’ll become more dangerous.

Looking to unite Democrats on health reform, Obama takes partisan tone
Yeah, he’s the great “uniter” all right.

Senate Rejects ‘Doc Fix’ Spending Bill, as Some Democrats Side With Republicans
Almost a dozen Democrats bailed. Nice try, Harry

The White House will lose its war against Fox News
I think Rupert Murdoch’s not too afraid of the Mao loving Anita Dunn.

Should Christians Say That Their Aim Is to Convert Others to Faith in Christ?
John Piper asks this question–a good and fair question in today’s climate

Breaking News: Adobe Releases Lightroom 3 Public Beta
Adobe Announces Lightroom 3 Beta!
Yup—it’s true! Lightroom 3 is here!

Leah and Buddy
The last wedding I helped shoot.

Windows 7 is here!
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

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Family Christmas get together – 12/25/2008

Posted by Jim Rector on January 20, 2009

A new family Christmas get together video. Made using animoto.com. A great site to make slideshows out of your picture galleries. If you decide to sign up be sure to use my referral code for a discount. It is – ehiraujy

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